Dear eForensics readers,
This time we decided to prepare a kind-off “introduction” to JumpStart series. The main focus of this is “What should you know beforehand to start a computer forensics investigation”. You will learn more about forensic education and carrier, secured network, incident response team and disaster recovery plans, about non-technical obstacles, comparison of some open-source tools and software vulnerabilities.
Table of contents:
FISHING FOR CYBER FORENSICS TALENT OR HOW TO GET YOURSELF HOOKED INTO THE JOB
by Chris Walker, Agile Precis, LLC
Cyber talent is not as easy as you think to identify and hire. Not only do you have to go through the steps of hiring, but often, it is hard to tell what your candidate really knows and what they need to improve. There are two problems to solve then: how do you know if someone has the talent in cyber security to enter Cyber Forensics; the other is how do you, the potential candidate, enter into the field?
BUILDING SECURE NETWORK: AN INTRODUCTION
by Davide Barbato
As the security paradigm shifted from “static” to “dynamic” defense, network companies need to adequate its security arsenal, not only about network security, but also end point protection, monitoring and backup policies.
THE INTERVIEW WITH WIPUL JAYAWICKRAMA, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT INFOSHIELD CONSULTING, AUSTRALIA
OH NO—NOW WHAT!?!? MANAGING NONTECHNICAL OBSTACLES TO THE SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS IN LITIGATION
by Jeff Reed
Forensic examinations can be critical to the success or failure of a lawsuit. But there is an entire world of factors beyond a given set of technical skills that may affect the quality and outcome of an examination. Understanding, identifying and properly managing these factors is just as important as dealing appropriately with the data. Moreover, doing so will help keep the examinations moving in an orderly fashion with a minimum of disruption rather than one series of catastrophes after another.
BEST METHODS AND TOOLS TO CREATE DIGITAL EVIDENCE: PROVEN METHODS AND TOOLS FOR TODAY’S FORENSICATOR
by Quinn North
Digital forensics is as much Science as it is art. A good artist always has a canvas and a vision before they start a project and so should you! With a sound forensic methodology at hand, you can have a repeatable, reliable and defensible process to govern your digital evidence collection thus adding to your status as a subject matter expert.